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Catalog Number 2011.22.338
Title Franklin Public Monuments
Credit line Courtesy of Ann Chambers Mennell, in memory of Girard Chambers, Jr.
Collection Girard Chambers, Jr. Collection
Object Type Map
Description/Scope & Content Two plats, a letter, and two federal forms regarding the "Post Office Site" in Franklin, Virginia. Surveys were completed by Girard Chambers, Sr. and authorized by the U.S. Treasury Department.

-Plat, labeled "Post Office Location of Monuments" and "R. V. Richardson, Contractor." Located in Franklin, Virginia including Third Avenue and Main Street. Also includes a portion of the nearby "Printing Office," "Stonewall Inn," and "Theatre." Surveyed by Girard Chambers, Sr. Dated May 1, 1919.

-Hand-drawn plat, labeled "Post Office Site." Includes Third Avenue and Main Street. Also includes a "Brick Building" and the "Front Stone Step Stonewall Hotel." Upper left corner reads, "Drawer 1H." Dated February 22, 1917.

-Letter from the U.S. Treasury Department confirming Girard Chambers' survey of the plat, his fee for the work and the federal specifications for the work. Dated June 3, 1919. On the reverse side is a drawing.

-"Form 8620" from the U.S. Treasury Department in Washington, D. C. titled, "Eight Hour Law Stipulation" describing the federal specifications mentioned in the previous letter to Girard Chambers regarding the Franklin, Virginia plat. Dated August 4, 1913.

-Form titled "Specification for Vendor's Survey of Site for Federal Building" and "Treasury Department Office of the Supervising Architect, Washington." Includes guidelines to be followed by surveyors when working on federal sites. Dated July 3, 1916.
Extent of Description 5 leaves
Creator Chambers, Girard, Sr.
People Cutchin, J. A.
Jones, Pattie
Richardson, R. V.
Topics Post Offices
Parent Collection record 2011.
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